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Villa, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Island Dream has a spectacular panoramic view from each room,4 decks, pool, on its cozy 1/2 acre among palms, tropical flowers and tropical fruit trees. A rock garden merging with native plants on a hillside surrounds one side of the pool and the other looks out to the sea as does the new partial shade deck..

Each bedroom has a private balcony and each bathroom opens on an outdoor shower within flower-covered rocks. There are no other houses on its road or behind it. The three beautiful, secluded beaches are a short walk away and have fantastic snorkeling. One beach has chairs and umbrellas; the other is pristine.

A very short walk brings you to a community center with tennis court,bocce ball court, restaurant and a large pool with poolside bar,plantation ruins for picnics and a small,lovely spa.Our guests may use all facilities at this center.

Although the kitchen is small, all our guests marvel at how well-stocked it is and easy to work in. I love to cook and leave herbs and spices for all to use. The art is high quality & tasteful.We keep many books on fish, plants, BVI history, good novels as well as a special section of Caribbean cookbooks.

Our website is virgingordaislanddream.e-mail us for more photos.

Keywords: Villa on half acre with pool.secluded. great sea views near 3 great beaches.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Owner
Advertiser since 2005
Speaks english

About The Owner

We are an active retired couple with 3 adult children, ages 32-46 . Our past careers were in clinical psychology ,accounting and theater . Rob has become a jock in his older age, entering ski race contests and playing tennis as much as possible. Mary paints at least one water color a week and walks an hour every day (sometimes with weights on her ankles!). Mary volunteers in VG the 6 mos. we live here each year, teaching and being a mental health adviser. We are also avid readers and hikers. We love to visit our friends and relative and be hosts to them in either Sunriver or Virgin Gorda. We are grateful for our good health , loving family and friends and the fulfilling and enjoyable life we lead.

The Owner purchased this villa in 1999

Why The Owner chose Virgin Gorda

Island Dream has a spectacular panoramic view from each room on its cozy 1/2 acre among palms and tropical flowers and fruits trees, mango, banana,lime etc. A rock garden with a half hidden deck merging with native plants on a hillside surrounds one side of the pool and the other looks out to the sea.

Each bedroom has a private balcony and each bathroom opens on an outdoor shower within flower-covered rocks. No other houses on its road or very close. The three beautiful, secluded beaches are a short walk away and have fantastic snorkeling. One beach has chairs and umbrellas; the others are pristine.

A very short walk brings you to a community center with tennis court,bocce ball court, restaurant and a large pool with poolside bar,plantation ruins for picnics and a small,lovely spa.

Although the kitchen is small, all our guests marvel at how well-stocked it is and easy to work in. I love to cook and leave herbs and spices for all to use. The art is tasteful and we keep many books on fish, plants, BVI history, good novels as well as a special section of Caribbean cookbooks.We have wi-fi and a dvd library. Our wonderful managers are always available for help . Maid and pool service are frequent. We live here for 6 months a year which is one reason the house is so well stocked and in good condition.

What makes this villa unique

I think that we and our guests love the privacy, the view seen from every room, each room having big glass doors and windows facing all possible views (incl. sunsets.) People love the pool which is so near the house that it is easy to dip and swim all day. Since we live here 6 mos. A year, the house has the feel of a real home -one with good art ,taste, comforts and useful items not found in villas that are used mainly a week or so at a time.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is what the guest, Matt G, who stayed July 2013 wrote on another site:The garden around the house is spectacular, with its assortment of flowers of every color, and array of tropical fruit trees. You'll observe a variety of wildlife around the house as well, with brilliantly colored birds visiting the flowers. You are on a hillside overlooking a sparsely-used park with walking trails through well-maintained gardens which slopes down to the beach on the bay. Most evenings, sailboats moor in the bay, well below you providing a striking scene. While the house is secluded, you are about a 12 minute drive from the valley area with its restaurants and stores.



The kitchen is well-equpped if you are planning to do your cooking there, but there is a variety of nice restaurants on the island if you want to let someone else cook. We visited in July and it was quite warm but were comfortable in the non-air-conditioned section of the house--the kitchen & living area. There were ceiling fans and many screened windows to keep the air moving. The two bedrooms are air-conditioned but within an hour of our arrival we discovered that the bedroom our daughter would be using was not getting cool. A call to the property manager had an electrician there in short order. Unfortunately, he told us the outside unit had failed and would need replaced. We were told a new unit would arrive on the island the next morning for installation. "Island time" left us skeptical about just how promptly it would be repaired. But the next morning, the repairmen were there with the new unit. Unfortunately, it was not compatible with the inside unit, so they had to order one of those, too. Howard, who is also one of the property managers, coordinated all of the repair work with the electrician and the property owner, who quickly and thankfully approved all expenditures to get the work done. By mid-day, the repairs were completed.



The property has several porches--one in the dining area, and one for each of the two bedrooms. There is a lighted deck just off the pool area, but lights automatically go off each evening at around 9:10. We wished they would have stayed on later. The pool is small, but it has a deep end that you can stand up in with just your head above the water (if you are tall).



The house is clean and many small touches are included, such as a cooler and chairs for the beach. There is no cable/satellite TV, but wi-fi is provided and there is a DVD player and a library of movies
Jul 2013
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

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Virgin Gorda British Virgin Islands
Eugene, OR
5

Even better than depicted on website

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I have stayed in many accommodations in the US and British VI, and Island Dream is far and away the most romantic, picture-perfect location we've found. The Caribbean colors inside and out, the light and airy rooms, actual artwork on the walls, the many decks, the lush landscaping, all made for a totally relaxing stay in a beautiful environment. The house and grounds were impeccably maintained, and the views were fabulous from sunup to sundown. The stars at night were amazing - we even saw some shooting stars! Loved the isolation and quiet. And if you just can't unplug, there's even a great, fast Wifi connection. 5 stars & 2 thumbs up!
  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
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Virgin Gorda British Virgin Islands
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5

A Perfect Spot!

  • 5 of 5
My wife, our boys, and I had a truly wonderful time at Island Dream! This is a very private villa with two large bedrooms, large living room and three porches. The kitchen is well stocked and handy. Perhaps the best parts were the pool overlooking the lush flora, and water, and the outside showers! The boys spent most of their time in the pool! Each bedroom has its own bathroom with outside shower, each nestled into the hillside with beautiful rocks and thick plants all around. You commune with nature. The drive in and out was thrilling! Really not bad in a jeep, and actually a lot of fun. You must remember the roads and driveways on Virgin Gorda tend to be steep. Best to have a rugged vehicle anywhere on the island. Mary was a pleasure to deal with, and Howard and Irma were both a joy. She and her niece and nephew joined us for an outside movie at the resort restaurant, which was very nice for us. The pictures on the listing do not do it justice, as it is difficult to show how beautiful, clean and comfortable Island Dream is!
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Private,Pool,SpectacSeaview1/2acre3beaches,garden,private park
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Virgin Gorda British Virgin Islands
Central Pennsylvania, USA
5

A peaceful hideaway

  • 5 of 5
The house is well-equipped with many thoughtful touches. We especially were grateful for the burgers and salad provided for the first night's meal. The garden is beautiful and we viewed many interesting birds, especially hummingbirds flitting about. The view of the bay is stunning, and most evenings an assortment of boats came in and anchored, adding to the picturesque setting.

The owner created a comprehensive guide of island restaurants and found we were in agreement with her recommendations as we dined at most of them.

As always, the beauty of BVI is only exceeded by the kindness and caring of its people.
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virgin Gorda British Virgin Islands
Washington DC
5

Island Dream was perfect in every way and in addition surprisingly affordable.

  • 5 of 5
Because if its reasonable price, we didn't expect such perfection. Island Dream is in a "dream" location on a hill overlooking the sea. The setting is gorgeous surrounded by beautiful flowering trees, bushes and tropical flowers. The view from the dining room deck, outside decks and bedroom decks are all spectacular. We ate all our meals on the deck. The pool is lovely just outside the house. The house is well supplied with everything you might need. The bed was comfortable and the management competent and helpful. We couldn't have been happier. We swam, played tennis, snorkeled, visited the sites on the island and generally relaxed. It was a real vacation.

We will definitely come back to Island Dream. It is a magical house designed by a prominent architect who also designed other much larger homes -- some even for movie stars. The house is unique. It is filled with beautiful paintings, extensive library and has a lovely peaceful feeling to it. It is also very quiet. We only heard the sound of birds, the wind rustling through the trees and the sea. The new private park across the street offers wonderful wandering paths and is a lovely way to get to the restaurant, tennis courts and beaches.
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virgin Gorda British Virgin Islands
ny ny usa
5

Can't wait to come here again

Can't wait to come here again
  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay at beautiful Island Dream. The view is amazing, the planting of tropical palm and fruit trees and flowers beautiful and the deck partly within the brush like an almost hidden surprise. The rooms are light and airy; they seem to expand into their decks. The house was supplied with many more helpful kitchenware than we are used to expecting from other rentals. The pool is very accessible and a joy. We found the dirt road quite manageable and often saw a white egret sitting in the same place on it every day. We also loved the privacy of the location. Someone told us that a professional house-rater said that this house had the best art in the area. We found the art quite lovely and original. Island Dream was definitely a gem! .The only downside is that vacations are never long enough.Next time we will stay longer!! .
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Virgin Gorda British Virgin Islands
Woodstock, GA
4

Thanks for sharing Island Dream with us Mary as it's certainly well above average!!

Thanks for sharing Island Dream with us Mary as it's certainly well above average!!
  • 4 of 5
This was our 1st stay on Virgin Gorda after going to Tortola for the past 11 years. The trip went without a hitch as we took the 5PM ferry direct to VG from CA, got right in line for BVI customs and we were through in a matter of minutes. Howard was right there to meet us as promised as was Ray from Island Style Jeep Rental. Signed for the car and off following Howard to Island Dream. VERY easy to get to and only about 10 - 15 minutes from the ferry dock. Howard had provisioned as we had discussed via e-mal, showed us around the house and left us to enjoy the solitude.

As described, there isn't any home in front of or around Island Dream. You can see the satelite dish of the big house down on the beach and Baraka Point far off to the left but nothing close. I'm glad that I'm well used to driving the roads on Tortola because the dirt road, Jasmine Street, is very rough and you need to use 1st gear or 4 wheel drive to get in and out.

In all honesty the online pictures don't give a true perspective of the size of the rooms as they're smaller than the picture portrays. HOWEVER, this home is just right for us, very workable and cozy, and the pool is awesome! We spent every morning on the covered front porch having coffee and the small breakfast I made. The breeze was incredible and the view stunning! After the coffee it was pool time where we stayed almost everyday until we forced ourself into the jeep to go have a late lunch or just drive around exploring.

We felt VERY secure in Island Dream and slept very well in the nicly cooled bedroom with a/c. Howard called a couple of times to check in on us, we met the gardener Kelwin who was a joy to talk with and Elise the housekeeper was very nice as well. We thought we'd need/want housekeeping more than the 3X offered but actually told Howard to forget the 3rd visit as this little home is so easy to keep orderly. The ONLY somewhat negative in staying here was that on the 1st Saturday, workmen came and started to clear underbrush in the lot to the front of Island Dream. This went on until our stay ended but never lasted much past about 2PM or so. Even then it wasn't terrible but we had been spoiled by the total quiet of our 1st few days.

Sugarcane at Nail Bay is a MUST for dinner as we ate there four nights it was SO good! Hog Heaven is also a must as the view is incredible, food awesome especially the conch in butter sauce. Titus is a great barkeep. Very good eats at The Rock & Mermaid.
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Since this is about the only review that has not give Island Dream a perfect score I am responding to its few minor complaints. First: Our short road is a dirt road; the owner of the Resort has promised to have it paved but the dates for doing so have changed. I tell people to rent cars with 4 wheel drive – not just for our road but to drive safely on the island. As for the noise from a lot being cleared across the street: if we have foreknowledge of any probable on-going ,disturbing noise, such as any construction within hearing distance, we would notify would-be renters beforehand and compensate them in some way. Construction is limited to certain hours and days in our area. We had no idea that a lot across the street was going to be cleared. (the upside is it might make walking to one beach very fast!). As for the room size, we do not try to mislead people. The bedrooms are 14 by 14 feet – to give you an idea of the actual size. The bedrooms as well as the living room area are enlarged by being attached to decks which are designed to look and feel like extensions of the room and reminders that island life is inside-outside with the distinctions between them blurred.
Please read the other reviews. Most of our guests dearly love Island Dream and everything about it; they often return. We are very open to feedback , especially about what we can control. We want everyone’s stay to feel perfect!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
2 Miles
in the Valley
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
the Valley
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Mt. Trunk, Nail Bay,(equidistant),Long Beach
Car: necessary

Island Dream is at Nail Bay with three relatively unvisited gorgeous equidistant beaches (5 minute walk) with the best snorkeling in the BVI. Guests can use tennis and large pool ( as well as our own one) at Nail Bay Resort which also has garden, picnic tables among plantation ruins as well as delicious Sugar Cane restaurant and poolside bar. This area has few houses and a country feel though house is air-conditioned, has internet access, large DVD collection, lovely art, fruit & palm trees, rock garden and abundance of amenities, cooking tools and grill.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Virgin Gorda Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
Dec 15 2013 - Apr 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
$433
 
 
LOW
May 16 2015 - May 16 2015
1 night minimum stay
$313
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$308
 

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Notes I could not change the minimum in the Low Season but it is 3 nights not 1.
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Amenities

Amenities

Virgin Gorda Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1012 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking On Street
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) Each bedroom has a private balcony and each bathroom opens on an outdoor shower within flower-covered rocks. Bedroom ! has built-in desk, 2 built in bureau + both have other bureaus.
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • VCR
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis Court
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Staff
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • arboretum
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • ruins
  • churches
  • library
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
Notes:
Ceiling fans in each room, Iron, Ironing Board, Hair dryers,beach towels and beach chairs, cooler to take to beach
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